holidays and celebrations Archives

In Part 1, we looked back through history at the origins of sweet tea in colonial America during the buildup to the Revolutionary War. The Whiskey Rebellion Fast forward twenty years, and a new kind of tax began to plague the young country. Alexander Hamilton… Read More >

Drinks for a Rebel Reunion, Part 1 If you’re traveling south of the Mason-Dixon Line and you stop at any restaurant, café, or dive and order tea, you’re most likely going to get a tall glass of a syrupy concoction that has the potential to… Read More >

May 5 from 6 pm to 8 pm $30.00 Come join us at Chef Supplies by KaTom for our bi-weekly cooking classes. During each class, chefs from the region present new techniques, delicious recipes, and quite a bit of entertainment. Whether you have a list… Read More >

Celebrate Mother Nature, Too! Crunchy moms are all about daily healthy choices. Mother’s Day is no exception. Store-bought bonbons and floral frou-frou are right out. So, how to celebrate the natural mom in your life? Indulge her senses, be mindful of her principles, and stay… Read More >

Seriously. Climbing the ladder of meat alternatives, you go from tofu to Vegemite to tempeh, past that thing that calls itself “beyond meat” (mm, strips!), to hummus, and higher. Somewhere past falafel, the air thins, colors brighten, and you begin to feel euphoric. That’s where… Read More >

Duke won. Easter’s over. Time to clean the fryers. There are towns in America that are more Catholic. Brownsville, Texas, and its 80-percent Catholic population come to mind. There are Catholic towns that host more fish fries. In just one county of the Diocese of… Read More >

Step Away from the Mason Jars The wedding trendsetters have spoken. This year’s design direction is less shabby, more chic and less rustic, more classic. Color palettes are stronger, clearer, and more sophisticated. Stately homes in the country and industrial spaces in the city are… Read More >

(Photo courtesy of the Boxty House) And now, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a Irish recipe that answers the question: How do they drink like that? We got it from Pádraic Óg Gallagher, proprietor of the Boxty House restaurant in Dublin’s infamous Temple Bar, who… Read More >

Chill a Mountain of Beer in Minutes, the Bartender’s Way One summer at the peak of wedding season, a bartender friend showed us his super-slick technique for reducing a tower of cased beer to a huddled mass of near-frozen bottles. The sun had a cruel… Read More >

Secrets of the Dough-Whisperers We’ve been working with some extraordinary home cooks this year: a batch of cookie-loving food bloggers from all over North America whom we met in the Food Blogger Cookie Swap. For them, every day is like two weeks before Christmas, that… Read More >

Bake Cookies, Raise Awareness, and Make Friends #CookieSwap2014 It’s that time of year again. The time when we gather with friends and family, spend countless hours finding perfect gifts, and celebrate traditions of years gone by while creating piles of new ones for years to… Read More >

The Gift Guide for That Friend Who Has More Sky Miles Than the CEO of Delta There is something about lover’s of food that goes hand-in-hand with traveling. Whether it be scouring the globe for inspiring ingredients, traveling miles out of the way for a… Read More >

The Holiday Gift Guide for the One You Truly Love or Just Enjoy Spoiling For the one’s you call expert, connoisseur, or gourmet, we present the crème de la crème in food and beverage preparation and presentation tools and supplies. Truly awe friends and family… Read More >

The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer Guide for Food Lovers Read More >

Bake Up Something Special This Holiday Season A list of gifts to make the holidays a bit sweeter for those who valiantly take on the role of sweetening the other 364 days of the year. Our gift guide for the baker has a few basics… Read More >

The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Ultimate Gourmet For the person in your life known for hoarding cookbooks and stockpiling truffle oil, we present the 2014 cook’s gift guide. Whether it be a new hobby or life’s passion you’ll find the trendiest and most reliable… Read More >

Cook Up Something Special for Your Favorite Griller For the grill master extraordinaire we bring you the 2014 griller’s gift guide. This species is known for braving the cold to suffice steak cravings and is possibly more picky about fuel selection than a race car… Read More >

The Gift Guide for All Things Delicious Dig in and drink up. That’s the theme of our handy gift guide for the consumer. From top of the line spirits to a few of our favorite indulgences, your certain to find a little something for everyone… Read More >

Avoid a Kitchen Nightmare With These Food Safety Rules 1. Store your food at the appropriate temperatures When you begin planning the menu for your next big holiday celebration, begin by considering your access to oven, refrigerator, and freezer space. Despite your desire to present… Read More >

Planning to Tackle the Leftovers and a Wusthof Giveaway When it comes to Thanksgiving leftovers, the options are pretty much endless. There are the repurposed casseroles, the hearty turkey and vegetable soups, potpies, and even impressive renditions involving Julia Child-like skill. After years of happily… Read More >

Gear Up for Holiday Baking With Our Thanksgiving Supplies Checklist It’s three weeks until the big day and for many of us, it seems like it we were just celebrating the 4th of July. There’s the menu, décor, guest list, and of course, all that… Read More >

Big Batch Cocktails for Fall Festivities Still haven’t settled on your Halloween big batch brew? We called up cocktail expert Zach Calfee of Armada Bar in Knoxville, Tennessee for a few last-minute recipes to impress your guests. Specializing in prohibition-era cocktails, Zach explained a few… Read More >

Find Out Which Brands These Bloggers Relied on for Cookie Month ’14 Great recipes begin with a bit of creativity but most importantly, great ingredients. During National Cookie Month, several of our favorite bloggers teamed up with a few national brands that they felt represented… Read More >

Pour a Glass of Milk and Prepare for a Month of Cookies National Cookie Month is officially in full swing and here at KaTom, we will be celebrating the month-long holiday with weekly wrap ups from around the web. Think of these as your weekend… Read More >

Come join us at Chef Supplies by KaTom for our bi-weekly, Tuesday night cooking classes. During each class, chefs from the region present new techniques, delicious recipes, and quite a bit of entertainment. Whether you have a list of questions for our guest chefs or… Read More >

For Today’s Trendy Chef: The Apple Watch for Prep to PR 1. There is no doubt that shortly after the Apple Watch hits the market there will be a recipe app just for the watch. With over 1 million apps already in existence, it’s inevitable…. Read More >

Life, Love, and Good Food: The Blog for the Hopeless Foodie Meet Sheila Thigpen, the writer behind the food blog Life, Love, and Good Food. Her blog is best described as a well curated collection of approachable recipes. When visiting, you’ll find a good combination… Read More >

Serve Up a Scare With Paula Deen’s Favorite “Cauldron” from Lodge With the first few football games under our belt, the pumpkin beverages making their debut, and the kiddos back to school, it’s time to start planning for all the fall festivities. Luckily, Paula Deen… Read More >

How to Add Flavor to Your Favorite Grilled Meals Grilling is an art form. It’s not something you should do haphazardly or on a whim. It requires a bit of finesse and planning ahead. While the process may require a bit more effort than say… Read More >

Take Your Grilling Mastery to the Next Level with these Three Methods When it comes to grilling, humanity has had thousands of years to come up with new, creative ways to complicate things. Admittedly, the majority of these complications are utterly delicious so I suppose… Read More >

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